Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WOOD WORKS

I know, it's not even November...well whatever, maybe it's because we don't have real seasons here in Morocco (although the Moroccans think they have) or maybe it's because I'm secretly wishing for a big big Christmas tree this year, anyway I'm in a kind of gift looking mood and these items might just work to pimp your autumn.
I would love to have this red Fiat in a huge format in the hotel I'm designing.
Enjoy
Marlène

LET WOOD WARM YOUR EVENINGS

Saturday, October 12, 2013

IF YOU LOVE BLACK AND WHITE



if you are like I am, in love with black and white, then restaurant Le 7
by Bruno Ussel and Stephen di Renza in Fez is just a must visit.

I heard it is going or has been going through some rough times and I really hope it is still open and running. Beside the great food, it is such a wonderful example of stylish Moroccan architecture and another great restaurant in Fez. It is there I also discovered the work of photographer Maimouna Guerresi .



Maimouna often reflects African culture into her work. I'm totally in love with these longated profiles and one of her works is on my wishlist for quite some time already.





sources:

www.Yatzer.com
google search restaurant le 7
http://www.pinterest.com

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

CONTEMPORARY MOROCCAN DESIGN


Moroccan design: mosaic 05
Moroccan design: mosaic 05 (Photo credit: aworkpl)


If you think about the picture above when you hear the word Morocco, it's time to wake up and see what great popular design is created here.
Enjoy the work of the ladies in the Coopérative art de Fes and you must admit there is still a lot of craftsmanship in this country. A great way to promote these works is to use them in decorating ancient old riads for tourists. A simple and effective way to open their eyes and let them go home with exclusive souvenirs. There are more and more small cooperatives that want to give another twist to Moroccan design and using recycled goods from plastic bags to car tires make this design unique but still widely unknown.

Enjoy Marlène

Sunday, October 06, 2013

WHAT WILL BE THE COLOR FOR 2014?




When making a drastic change in your interior, please think and be wise.
No, I'm not telling you to stat on the safe side and yet, opt another time for this o so boring beige. I am telling you to get creative, be brave BUT stay in style. Does this sounds as a "CAN NOT BE POSSIBLE" thing for you, then look at these pictures and notice.

1) it are all the same color combinations
2) they are used in the most different interiors from funky to classic
3) they will stand the test of time because ... 
it is all about making the right combination. No matter when and where. If you combine the right colors, you are always IN.
So get inspired and please color up the world! I know I will with the renovation of a riad here in Essaouira.

Have a colorful day! Marlène












sources: Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/madamepauly/green-grey-and-yelloz/